NANJING, China, Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq:TOUR) ("Tuniu" or the "Company"), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced that the Company has signed a strategic agreement with Ctrip.com International, Ltd. ("Ctrip"), a leading travel service provider of accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate travel management in China, to expand their collaboration on shared travel resources.
"We are pleased to deepen our collaboration with Ctrip," said Mr. Alex Yan, co-founder and chief operating officer of Tuniu. "Since we started our partnership in May, we have made good progress integrating Ctrip's hotel resources into Tuniu's Hotel Channel. We plan to build on this by expanding our strategic cooperation into other travel resources including flight ticketing and car rental services so that we can provide an even wider range of services to Chinese leisure travelers."
In May 2014, Ctrip acquired $15 million of Tuniu Class A ordinary shares concurrent with Tuniu's initial public offering ("IPO") and currently owns over 3% of Tuniu's outstanding shares.
Tuniu (Nasdaq:TOUR) is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a large selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers through its website tuniu.com and mobile platform. Tuniu has over 450,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) of packaged tours, covering over 120 countries worldwide and all the popular tourist attractions in China. Tuniu provides one-stop leisure travel solutions and a compelling customer experience through its online platform and offline service network, including over approximately 600 tour advisors, a 24/7 call center and 60 regional service centers. For more information, please visit http://ir.tuniu.com.
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CONTACT: For more information, please contact: China Maria Xin Investor Relations Director Tuniu Corporation Phone: +86-25-8685-3178 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lin Zhu Brunswick Group Phone: +86-21-6039-6388 E-mail: TUNIU@brunswickgroup.com New York, USA Ella Kidron Brunswick Group Phone: +1-212-333-3810 E-mail: TUNIU@brunswickgroup.comSource:Tuniu Corporation